Mental Health & Rehabilitation eCast
July, 2003

WORLD ASSOCIATION FOR PSYCHOSOCIAL
REHABILITATION CONGRESS

The World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation will hold their 8th World Congress at New York University Washington Square Campus, New York, NY 10128, USA on August 3-5, 2003. The Congress entitled “A Better Future for Those with Mental Illness: Rehabilitation for those without Access” will focus on preserving and improving the effectiveness of care and quality of life for people with mental illnesses. For more information email <office@wapr.net> or access the following link:
http://www.wapr.net/WorldCongress.htm

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NEW PDP ONLINE SEMINAR

The Self-Paced Study branch of the Professional Development Program (PDP) now offers PDP Online Seminars comprised of short topics in psychiatric rehabilitation. Assessing Readiness is the first available seminar in the skills of Psychiatric Rehabilitation series. This seminar is designed to help participants acquire the knowledge needed to perform the technical skills of Assessing Readiness as well as the interpersonal skills related to the process of rehabilitation. For more information about the Professional Development Program, visit the PDP web page at the following link: http://www.bu.edu/cpr/training/pdp/seminars/

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ARTICLE DISCUSSES DISCLOSING A PSYCHIATRIC DISABILITY IN THE WORKPLACE

“Patterns and correlates of workplace disclosure among professionals and managers with psychiatric conditions” was recently published in the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation. This article enhances understanding of how disclosure is approached by professionals and managers with psychiatric disabilities. Based on data collected from 1997 to 1999, findings address the nature, circumstances and attitudes towards disclosure among this population. You may download the full-text article by Ellison, Russinova, MacDonald-Wilson & Lyass by accessing the following web address:
http://www.bu.edu/cpr/catalog/articles/2003/abstracts2003.html

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UIC SELF-DETERMINATION WORKSHOP TO FOCUS ON CULTURAL DIVERSITY

The University of Illinois at Chicago National Research and Training Center is hosting the workshop “Viewing Self-Determination through the Lens of Culture: Understanding and Honoring Diversity among People with Psychiatric Disabilities” as part of its National Self-Determination Workshop Series. Nationally known speakers, Ramiro Guevara and Linda Denson, will address barriers to self-determination for consumers/survivors of color, and strategies for helping people create meaningful lives within the context of their cultural beliefs. Also hear more about how self-determination concepts can be modified to be more relevant across cultures. Session to be held in Chicago, Illinois, Friday, August 15, 2003. To register, visit the Center’s website at:
http://www.psych.uic.edu/uicnrtc/
The Center is supported by NIDRR and CMHS.

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